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PhilaU Architecture Students Present Train Station Design Plans: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University architecture students recently presented their plans to redesign the East Falls train station–including options for food, drink and fitness–to SEPTA officials, community members and others, WHYY Newsworks reported May 23. The architecture students, with the help of two occupational therapy

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Architecture Alumnus Designs Winning Parklet: Philly Voice

Recent architecture graduate Alex Klohr designed a winning parklet–in the space of a parking spot–as part of a design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and Saint-Gobain, Philly Voice reported May 20. The parklet won the people’s choice …

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PhilaU Textile Students Design Innovative Products for Sunbrella: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casual Living

Philadelphia University textile design students developed innovative new uses for Sunbrella fabrics as part of a competition sponsored by Sunbury Textile Mills and Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, reported the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casual Living and other news outlets. Graduate student Samantha …

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Science Center CEO Speaks at PhilaU Commencement: Technically Philly

Philadelphia University awarded an honorary doctorate to University City Science Center President and CEO Stephen Tang at the May 14 Commencement ceremony, where Tang told graduates, “There is no progress without risk, and there is no risk without failure. Progress and …

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PhilaU Fashion Program Among Tops in World: CEOWorld Magazine

Philadelphia University has been ranked in the top 50 fashion schools in the world by CEOWorld Magazine. The magazine ranked PhilaU’s fashion program 45th overall, based on academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching and diversity, in its just-released ranking …

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MSSD Program Director Fleming on Improving Sustainability Education: Grid

Rob Fleming, director of Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, said higher education needs to offer “new programs, courses and co-curricular activities that will lay the groundwork for a great societal leap toward authentic sustainability,” he wrote in a Grid magazine …

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PhilaU Receives Grant for Lighting Design Curriculum: Architectural Lighting

Philadelphia University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education to develop a new multidisciplinary lighting design course, Architectural Lighting reported May 9. The Lesley Wheel Grants will support a new course developed by PhilaU …

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PhilaU Fashion Show Featured Cool, Sophisticated Designs: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University’s Fashion Show featured sophisticated work from students “inspired by the unusually cool,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 11. Obey Clothing head designer and alumnus Mike Ternosky, honored with the 2016 Spirit of Design Award, sponsored the first-time Obey …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Students Win Big at evoHaX: Technically Philly

PhilaU industrial design students Alexander Tholl, David Kahn and Adam Hecht won the third evoHaX hackathon with collaborator Eli St. Amour of Saint Joseph’s University, Technically Philly reported May 4. Another PhilaU team, including industrial design student Kyle Thorpe, mechanical engineering

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PhilaU Fashion Show Highlights the Future of Fashion: Her Campus

The 2016 Philadelphia University Fashion Show was an evening filled with professionalism, collaborations on one-of-a-kind textiles and on-point trends, Her Campus reported on the April 28 show. Obey Clothing head designer Mike Ternosky ’00 received the 2016 Spirit of Design Award. …

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